KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – At first glance the two cities appear as different as they could possibly be.
New York City is the city that doesn't sleep, the financial center of the United States and one of the largest cities on the planet. The home of barbecue, jazz and Hallmark, Kansas City, Mo., is best known as the "Heart of America" and the "Paris of the Plains."
The two cities are also the largest and the smallest Major League Baseball markets in the United States. Yet they will share North America's attention as they host the 111th World Series.
Among the 50 cities the North American Mission Board is focusing its church planting efforts, New York City and Kansas City share a considerable need for new church plants. When Southern Baptists watch the World Series this year, it will provide an opportunity to learn more about two of the most significant mission fields in North America.